Direct Payments Support
Our specialist advisers provide advice and support for people who have been allocated a Personal Budget by social services or a Personal Health Budget by the NHS. We offer free initial visits for people who are interested in having their budget as a Direct Payment and we also provide a comprehensive advice and support service covering all aspects of managing a Direct Payment including recruiting and managing Personal Assistants, help with finding suitable care services, payroll services and fully managed accounts for people who are less confident with the financial aspects of their budget.
Our advisers are also able to offer a support planning service to people who have been allocated a Personal Health Budget. This service can help you decide how best to arrange the health, care and support services you need in a way that suits your lifestyle and individual preferences. We can follow this up with all of the support outlined above so that you can manage your Personal Health Budget as a Direct Payment.
Both services are available on a ‘self funding’ basis for people who do not qualify for health or social care funding but who still need help to manage their care and support needs and to secure appropriate services or staff. You can see a full price list by following the link.
If you are interested in finding employment as a Personal Assistant, to provide care and support to people who use Direct Payments and Personal Health Budgets, why not sign up to our PA Directory. Just complete this short form and e-mail it to BANES.DP@dhibis.org.uk. Remember to tell us if you are looking for work in B&NES, Swindon or South Gloucestershire as the directory covers all three areas.
By phone: Freephone (check for mobile calls) 0845 6000 117
By fax: 01761 410877
By e-mail: BANES.DP@dhibis.org.uk